Growing up my mother was an advocate for health and nutrition and lead by example in the way that she raised us. It seemed she was always on the cutting edge of healthy living. We grew up with the freshest vegetables and fruits, she made sure we got our vitamins - to start the day off right, we had fish probably 3 times a week. When it was crab night - literally - we had the bibs and our crab utensils - and our little melted butter in tiny bowls. Not the usual meal - so memorable - and at the time - fun!
When I visit my mother - we are drinking "green drinks" and she has herbal remedies for almost anything. We make sure to drink our water - and she makes a mean garden salad. She is and will always be - my lovely mother - who has always been so concerned for our health.
My mother makes an amazing Almond Milk - it is so delicious - it is like dessert. All the photo credits go to my sister Darleen who has her own fun jewelery, party making, home design website please visit her here:
1 cup raw almonds
4 cups of Filtered water
About 4 dates
1 tsp of vanilla
strong blender like Vitamix or Blendtec
Soak raw almonds in filtered water over night in a quart size jar. The soaking plumps them up. After soaking, measure out 1 cup of almond and pour into your blender. Throw in about 4 dates and a teaspoon of vanilla. Add your 4 cups of filtered water and blend, blend, blend!
My mother makes a fresh batch of almond milk every morning - especially if she has guests. You can strain this through a cheesecloth to get rid of the pulp, but will loose some of the nutrients this way.
Make some for yourself - and of course, for those you love. It also makes a great gift - put in to a cute bottle or mason jar. It's the little things that we do for others - just like my sweet momma!